Scott Alan Brown
Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of modern Europe. Cannot be taken for credit toward a history major if HSTEU 302 or 303 previously taken.
Europe underwent a series of dramatic transformations from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the twentieth century. HIST 113 will emphasize the key events (especially wars and revolutions), processes (industrialization, imperialism and decolonization, among others), and ideologies (such as liberalism, conservatism and Marxism) that helped transform a seventeenth-century continent of hereditary monarchies and illiterate peasants into a twenty-first-century Europe of democratic governments (for the most part) and educated masses. Along the way you should develop the ability to read, write and think critically, skills that will be key to your success in HIST 113 and beneficial in all your future endeavors.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussions. We will view a few films in class.
Class assignments and grading